Join us for a virtual discussion of El Greco’s The Holy Family, ca. 1595-1600, which is part of our temporary exhibition, Out of the Kress Vaults: Women in Sacred Renaissance Painting. Bring your questions and observations to our virtual discussion!
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Please note: This event is virtual only. If you are interested in the in-person Art in Focus on Thursday, September 22 at 11 a.m.,click here!
About Out of the Kress Vaults: Women in Sacred Renaissance Painting: The exhibition explores representations of femininity and virtue in Italian Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary, female saints, and nuns. This exhibition is the first in the museum’s history to be co-curated with Fairfield University students. Taking inspiration from two paintings of the Madonna and Child in the museum’s own Samuel H. Kress Collection, students in Dr. Michelle DiMarzo’s art history seminar developed the exhibition by examining Kress collections at other institutions, with an emphasis on works typically held in storage.